WENY seeking to resolve negotiation with DirecTV
Lilly Broadcasting, parent of WENY, is continuing its efforts to renew its carriage agreement with DirecTV after reaching an impasse, resulting in WENY potentially not being carried by DirecTV.
We have prepared this page to help you continue to watch your local station, WENY, if DIRECTV stops providing them in the service package you subscribed to.
If DIRECTV stops providing your local channels you can still receive our news and programming through these other channels:
• Over-the-air with an antenna
• Other satellite providers
• Cable systems all through our area
• Our news is always available online through our Apple and Android apps and Web site (WENY.com).
Every employee of our TV station lives here with you - we all give time, effort and money towards bettering our town. Each of us feels terrible we have no control over DIRECTV's decision to remove local channels from a service you pay for.
The Lilly Broadcasting negotiating team has been ready and available around-the-clock to engage in substantive negotiations with DirecTV—in hopes of concluding a fair agreement that reflects the current marketplace.
We recognize viewers will be upset, and we share your frustration.
Since 2015, DIRECTV has been involved in nearly 60% of all carriage disputes with broadcasters—by far the largest amount of any pay TV operator. In fact, DIRECTV has refused to carry one or more broadcasters nearly every week since this past Christmas.
In the end, DIRECTV’s tactics will hurt their subscribers and you—our viewers. DIRECTV is making subscribers pay for programming they are not receiving. That just isn’t fair.
While DIRECTV may stop carrying WENY, we have not ‘blacked out’ our station. You may continue to receive WENY for free, over the air, and, where available, from your local cable or satellite operators. Additionally, we believe DIRECTV should offer refunds or credits to DIRECTV subscribers who are not receiving WENY. We recommend that subscribers contact DirecTV customer service to ask about a refund or a credit at 1-877-710-6331.
We hope DirecTV shares our sense of urgency in keeping WENY on for its subscribers. We appreciate the patience and support of viewers such as you, and we will continue to work diligently to reach a fair agreement that reflects the value of our stations in the current market place.
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You can also determine the type of antenna needed to receive the signals of Lilly Broadcasting television stations at http://www.antennaweb.org/.
Finally, to contact DirecTV regarding the inconvenience caused by its unfair tactics and unreasonable demands, please call DirecTV customer service at 1-877-710-6331.
Honor Flight Comes To The Twin Tiers
ELMIRA---(WENY) Some area veterans will take to the friendly skies in April for a trip with a very special meaning. The area's first ever Honor Flight is taking off April 12th.
Fifty area veterans who served in World War two, the Korean War, and Terminally ill vets will fly from Binghamton Airport to Washington DC.
The vets will take buses to visit the world war two, Korean, and possibly the Vietnam War memorials. They'll also stop by Arlington National Cemetery for the Changing of the Guards.
The project is being spear-headed by DeAnna Deneen, President of Twin Tiers Honor fight. It's being sponsored by Tioga Downs owner and CEO Jeff Gural.
Deneen is very passionate about Honor Flight and says, "Most of the people that live throughout the country, who are these humble veterans, never make it to their memorials, because it's too far for them to go. Without honor flight, they would never go there."
Gural says, "We have room for a few more, so if anyone is listening and knows a veteran of World War Two, or the Korean War, or even the vietnam war. Hopefully, we'll fill the plane."
If you know a vet who would like to participate and want more details on how to apply, visit: http://www.honorflight.org/ , fill out an application, and/or contact DeAnna Deneen at email@example.com